“What?” you say. “I can finally get The Color Eater?”
No. It’s a different one.
“What?” you ask. “You wrote a whole other book?”
Yup, and you’ve been reading parts of it for months.
“I have?” you marvel. “I didn’t know that.”
That’s okay, neither did I—but when it’s time to put out your first book, it’s time to put out your first book. It appears now is the time. The short read, buy finast cheap is available for 99-cents on Amazon, but on Tuesday, June 21st it will be FREE!
I know more than one person is saying, “Jessica, don’t give your stuff away for free! You need to make money to survive so you don’t have to go back to an evil day job.” Don’t worry, I’ve already thought about that. See here’s the thing, many of you have been signed up for my newsletter for the past year and had access to some of these stories for free, already. I’m not giving away anything I haven’t already shared with the world. Whether they choose to read it or not is up to them, but it’s my job to make sure people have access to my writing—as easily as possible.
“But, Jessica this is just your essays. What about your uber-creepy weirdo fantasy stories?” I know some readers prefer my reality-based work to my fantasy—but these Amazon readers will be new to all of my stuff. I tried to figure out how to let readers know I’m more than a one-trick pony, and I decided to solve that problem by including a flash fiction piece and an excerpt from this summer’s novel-in-progress at the back.
I needed to learn all the behinds the scenes stuff (setting up author pages on sales sites, seeing how royalties break down, blah blah boring boring, etc.) before The Color Eater takes over the world. Here’s my hope, by putting this together as a short read people will get a taste for my work. Some of them will love it as much as you do and enroll in my bi-weekly newsletters. They’ll get to join us on this crazy journey of what happens next in Jessica’s writing career, and they’ll want me to succeed too. Then when I release The Color Eater they’ll be eager to read the whole thing, and ready to pay the cover price to ensure I write more books in the future.
If you want to help me along in this experiment there are more than a few ways you can.
And, I want to let you know of a few people who already helped me with this unexpected book in unexpected ways.
Thank you. Because sometimes those two words are the best ones.
ps I finally embraced twitter. If you want to find me there I’m @jaconoley